A New Age of Sail?

Hillburn, Matt
August 2007
Sea Power;Aug2007, Vol. 50 Issue 8, p40
The article discusses the idea of deploying a kite to help propel vessels at sea in the event of high fuel prices and increasing environmental pressures. The concept is to fly an enormous kite in front of a ship to pull it along, and allowing for the ship's engines to be throttled back, thereby reducing fuel consumption and emissions. The kite system is the most efficient way to use wind energy.


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